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PAX 281 Humanitarian Law 4cr **

The course deals with attempts to legally eliminate war or to at least make combatants conform to human rights standards. It covers the law that legitimizes and criminalizes war as well as human rights law in the context of armed conflict. Topics covered include humanitarian legal principles, the Nuremberg Charter, the Geneva Conventions, and Genocide Convention, the UN Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.